Country singer Luke Bell died of accidental fentanyl overdose, according to medical examiner

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According to an autopsy report obtained by NBC News from Arizona’s Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, Luke Bell, a country music singer, died of accidental fentanyl poisoning.

According to the report, Bell died from arteriosclerotic cardiomyopathy at the time of his death.

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The report stated that “Fentanyl Intoxication” is the cause of death after considering all the circumstances surrounding the death and the medical history. “The cause of death is accidental.”


Nearly a week after being reported missing, the “Where Ya Been?” singer was discovered dead in Tucson, Arizona on August 26. He was 32.

Bell’s family and friends remembered Bell’s “gentle heart”, and “wanderer spirit” after his passing.

“We are devastated by the loss of our son, brother, and best friend. Bell shared that Luke was a gentle soul, a wanderer’s spirit, and a musical gift that he was privileged to share with us all.” Bell’s family released a statement to NBC News on Sept. 1.

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Bell’s friends and family revealed to Bell that Bell struggled with mental illness and that his struggle was more severe after the death of his father.

“Unfortunately, Luke was diagnosed with a mental illness. This condition progressed following the death of his father in 2015. A community of friends and family supported Luke through his illness. They stated that despite this, Luke was unable to receive the help he needed in order to ease his pain.


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